Friday, February 15, 2013

Salt Lake VWM Teacher Spotlight: Melissa Esplin

On March 9th, we'll be hosting a market in Salt Lake City, Utah! This will be our first outside of Montana, and we really want to make it special. We've partnered with some amazing teachers to offer classes that you won't want to miss.

In addition to shopping the best vendors from Utah, Montana, Idaho, and Washington, join us for a class!  We're offering calligraphy by Melissa Esplin, a class on creating curated displays in the home by Gather & Hunt, a floral design class by Studio Stems, a class on using CeCe Caldwell's chalk and clay paint, and a chromatography class by Bear Cave Studios! All of these classes are hands-on, and you will be CREATING and TAKING HOME some amazing finished pieces. All of our tickets include supplies, and are set at times that do not interfere with great shopping or our fashion show with Ruche! If you'd like more information on the classes and their cost, click HERE. 

I'm sure most of you have heard of or seen Melissa Esplin's amazing blog, I Still Love You. If you haven't, you've probably seen her calligraphy skills all over Pinterest! We're so excited to have her teaching a calligraphy class at our market! At an amazing price of $60 for a TWO-HOUR session (including supplies!), you should sign up now. The class is getting close to full, and you don't want to miss out! 

Let's get to know Melissa a little bit!!

How long have you been teaching calligraphy? I've been teaching calligraphy for the last 4 years. And I've loved every minute of it!

What do you want your students to know about you? I'm a lover of all things artistic and creative. It may come off as being a little all-over-the-place, but I just love creative things!

What is your signature style? Not sure what my style is. I'd say it's a mixture of hard and soft. I love mixing tribal and floral patterns and motifs!

If you could have one vintage find, what would it be? I have been trying to find a full-length vintage mirror for years. I want something ornate, gigantic and breath-taking.

Do you have a favorite pin on Pinterest? I'm a huge fan of the work of Ashley Goldberg. I want to wear all of her prints!

What is your hidden talent? Hidden talent? I don't know. I have a knack for estimating space and remembering colors. All too often I find myself without a measuring tape and a color swatch, but I tend to get my guesses right every time!

Check out more of Melissa's blog HERE, and remember...if you'd like to take Melissa's class in Salt Lake, click HERE!

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1 comment:

  1. Melissa is awesome! She is extremely talented obviously, but she also is the biggest sweetheart ever. I'm really looking forward to this class!